Misfits: Series 1 (2009)

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Critic Consensus: The premise of ordinary people gaining superpowers has been done before, but this irreverent yet gritty drama stands out from the crowd by making its heroes a group of young offenders doing court-mandated community service.

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When five teenagers dropouts get caught in a flash storm whilst doing community service, they discover the freak weather has left them with strange powers. Shy loner Simon (Iwan Rheon) can make himself invisible, tough girl Kelly (Lauren Socha) can hear other people's thoughts, sporty Curtis (Nathan Stewart Jarrett) can turn back time, whilst beautiful Alisha (Antonia Thomas) can send people into a sexual frenzy with just one touch. The only 'misfit' to remain unaffected is cocky Nathan (Robert Sheehan), but his background appears intriguing enough. Now the gang find themselves in the position to carry out some real community service, but are they ready for the challenge?

Cast

Robert Sheehan
as Nathan Young
Iwan Rheon
as Simon Bellamy
Nathan Stewart Jarrett
as Curtis Donovan
Antonia Thomas
as Alisha Bailey

Critic Reviews for Misfits Series 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Whether the quality stays as high remains to be seen. But it's a testament to the talent of the young cast, in particular, that Misfits blazed onto the screen with such a terrific sense of humour, self-confidence and brio.

Apr 25, 2018 | Full Review…

This show had me in stitches.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

So, it's kind of Skins meets Heroes in Asbo-land, but so far Misfits is promising not to be as formulaic as that makes it sound.

Apr 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The real joy of the show... is the performances.

Apr 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Indeed, despite my initial expectations that the powers would largely serve as a Buffy-style metaphor for youth, the show is generally quite subtle about doing this, using the powers to illuminate character traits, rather than as straight analogues.

Apr 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Happily, it delivers much more than it should.

Apr 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a new union - salty British street humour with whizz-bang special effects - but Misfits has enough energy, irreverence and bare naked teen flesh to keep E4's core audience happy.

Apr 25, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The performances are confident and very funny, and the ensemble gels well.

Apr 24, 2018 | Full Review…

It's easy to see why Misfits pulled in a BAFTA Television Award for Best Drama in its native Britain; and, thanks to Hulu, it will undoubtedly expand its fan base here in the United States.

Apr 24, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

So I was pleased to actually really like the characters, even though they're presented as stereotypes, they're stereotypes that seem to be given room to grow.

Apr 24, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Misfits: Series 1

EdK

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Despite its flaws, Misfits somehow makes its premise work, thanks to a quirky presentation and Robert Sheehan's prominent performance, though both its writing and pacing could be easily upgraded.

FilipeP

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